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27COM(2003)
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The World Heritage Committee, 1. Notes the detailed report by the State Party provided on 17 April 2003;2. Urges the State Party to continue to report on Yellowstone's snowmobile phase-out and other efforts to ensure that winter travel facilities respect the protection of the Park, its visitors, and its wildlife; 3. Recommends that the State Party continue its efforts in ensuring that the Mclaren Mine tailings are not contaminating the property; 4. Recognizes the progress made in addressing all the key issues that led to the inclusion of the property on the List of World Heritage in ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Yellowstone National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Expresses satisfaction with the progress made by the IUCN/UNESCO/United Nations Foundation (UNF) Project "Enhancing Our Heritage" (EOH); 2. Commends the State Party for its co-operation on this project and urges the State Party to continue this collaboration in order to improve protection of the property; 3. Recommends that the State Party work closely with the coordinator of the project "Enhancing Our Heritage" and Fundacion Natura in order to seek appropriate funding for the revision of the management plan as a priority, and for the ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Sangay National Park
Country: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Expresses satisfaction with the work being carried out to assist property management under the "Enhancing our Heritage" (EOH) Project and the Sustainable Tourism and Biodiversity Conservation Project, both financed by the United Nations Foundation (UNF); 2. Commends the State Party for its efforts to continue to improve management of the property; 3. Further commends the State Party for inviting an IUCN/UNESCO mission to the property which is currently taking place, as recommended by the earlier mission in 2000 in order to systematically assess ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Thanking the Government of Japan for their financial contribution to the restoration of King Behanzin's Palace,2. Requests the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS in co-operation with the State Party to undertake an evaluation mission to the property in view of preparing a report by 1 February 2004 for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 28th session in 2004 on the state of conservation of this property to enable the World Heritage Committee to decide whether or not to remove it from the List of World Heritage in Danger;3. Decides to retain ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Royal Palaces of Abomey
Country: Benin
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Noting the report of the UNESCO mission undertaken in 2002, and the recommendations aimed at safeguarding Timbuktu Old Town and the three mosques inscribed in the List of World Heritage in Danger; 2. Expresses its appreciation to the Italian Government for its support towards the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in Africa; 3. Recalling the ICOMOS evaluation of the nomination dossier in 1987, recommending the inclusion of the Timbuktu Old Town in the World Heritage List; 4. Invites the State Party to implement to the extent possible the ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Timbuktu
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having noted the information provided by the World Heritage Centre following the mission to the property,;2. Strongly encourages the Government of Algeria to take the necessary measures towards the swift implementation of the recommendations contained in the World Heritage Centre's report, and notably:(a) The immediate delimitation of the official perimeter of the World Heritage property and its buffer zone, based on the existing archaeological studies, and the issuing of a temporary decree freezing all constructions within these boundaries,(b)The ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Tipasa
Country: Algeria
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having taken note of the information provided by the World Heritage Centre on the results of the mission to the property,;2. Commends the State Party for the efforts which are made in order to complete the programme for the protection of the area; 3. Stresses, however, that engineering solutions to the groundwater problems might prove not cost-effective and sustainable if the source of the problem is not addressed in a comprehensive and co-ordination effort; 4. Recommends to the State Party to halt the on-going engineering interventions and review Phases II ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Abu Mena
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee,1. Commends the Oman authorities for the progress achieved in the preparation of the management plan and for having re-appointed a Chief Site Conservator; 2. Encourages the State Party to continue supporting the elaboration of the management plan, as well as the development of national capacity towards the establishment of a permanent management structure that will be responsible for the daily implementation of the Plan; 3. Invites the State Party to hold the first of the two workshops foreseen for the reviewing and development of the management plan, and to ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Bahla Fort
Country: Oman
The World Heritage Committee,1. Noting that, despite the commitment and support of the Government, progress has been very slow in addressing the threats that had justified the inscription of the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger,;2. Urges the Government of Yemen to take immediate measures towards the enforcement of the ban on new constructions within the Old City decided in 2001, and the strengthening of the local bodies in charge of the conservation of the property, including the local General Organization for the Preservation of the Historic Cities of Yemen (GOPHCY) Unit, ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined the state of conservation report of the Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam,; 2. Notes with concern the instability of the leaning Minaret, continued illicit on-site excavation and lack of management mechanism;  3. Expresses appreciation to the Governments of Greece, Italy and Switzerland for their generous contributions for the protection of the property; 4. Requests the State Party and UNESCO to continue to co-operate closely to enhance the protection, conservation and management of the property to prevent looting on-site and to ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Commends the Government of Cambodia and particularly the Authority for the Protection of the Site and Development of the Region of Angkor (APSARA) for submitting a detailed report to the Committee on the major conservation activities carried out at the property with the generous technical and financial contributions from Japan, France, Italy, Germany, United States of America, Switzerland, China, Indonesia, Hungary, India and private groups and foundations such as ACCOR and the World Monument Fund; 2. Encourages APSARA to:(a) Continue the implementation of ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Angkor
Country: Cambodia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having noted the information provided by the World Heritage Centre further to its mission to the property,;2. Commends the State Party, particularly the Karnataka State Government, for the tangible action taken to implement the corrective measures to protect the World Heritage property;3. Congratulates the State Party for the decision to postpone the completion of the vehicular bridge until the by-pass road is constructed and to consider the vehicular bridge to be temporary, pending the identification of a long-term solution within the Hampi management ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Group of Monuments at Hampi
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Expresses appreciation to the State Party for submitting the revised work plan and budget breakdown for the Shalamar Gardens International Assistance request; 2. Requests the Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre to assist the authorities in implementing this International Assistance request; 3. Requests the State Party to examine the heritage values of Shalamar Gardens and Lahore Fort to redefine the core, buffer and support zones of these two properties;4. Takes note with satisfaction, of the on-going positive co-operation between the Department ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined the state of conservation of the property; 2. Recommends that the State Party considers ways and means to enable the Ifugao Rice Terraces and Cultural Heritage Office (IRTCHO) to raise and use funds other than the subsidies provided by the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA), and increase stakeholder involvement in its work; 3. Requests UNESCO, the Advisory Bodies and other international partners to support and strengthen the international co-operation activities with the competent national and local authorities by mobilising ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
Country: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Expresses its appreciation to the Albanian authorities for the progress made with the legal protection of and the institutional arrangements for the World Heritage property; 2. Recalls that a mission is foreseen to the property in October 2003 in order to assess if the property can be removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger; 3. Requests that a report, taking into account all issues which led to the inscription of the property in the List of World Heritage in Danger, be submitted to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2004 for examination ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Butrint
Country: Albania
The World Heritage Committee,1. Acknowledges the results of the international UNESCO/ICOMOS mission to the property providing updated information;2. Notes that the threats for which the property was included on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1979, namely the partial destruction due to an earthquake, have been mitigated through professional restoration;3. Expresses its concern about the risks that excessive and uncontrolled urbanisation have on the exceptional universal value of the property;4. Requests the State Party to take into account the specific recommendations from the ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor
Country: Serbia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Taking note of the measures and the studies undertaken by the State Party to protect the property,;2. Commending the State Party for the efforts made to monitor the water level;3. Urges the State Party to adopt the draft legislation foreseen;4. Strongly recommends that the State Party defines the limits of the property in order to avoid further encroachment;5. Recommends that the State Party reviews the system of water canalisation, water distribution and considers requesting international assistance under the World Heritage Fund to identify the appropriate ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1.         Requests the UNESCO Secretariat to present a report on the state of conservation of the Old City of Jerusalem and its walls for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 28th session in 2004.
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
The World Heritage Committee [15], 1. Notes that over the past few years, the State Party, through its Galápagos National Park Service, and the Charles Darwin Foundation have undertaken new and expanded responsibilities in the areas of marine conservation and the control of introduced species;2. Welcomes the efforts by the State Party to support the ongoing strengthening of the Special Law for Galáapagos;3. Commends the authorities for pursuing programme development in areas critical to the conservation of this property, including the establishment of a Galápagos quarantine system;4. ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Galápagos Islands
Country: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee [30],1. Expresses its appreciation to the State Party for favourably considering the recommendations of the joint international urban planning expert and ICOMOS mission of July 2002; 2. Notes with appreciation that a compromise solution is being elaborated between the national and local authorities to reduce the height of the commercial complex to minimize the negative impact of this high rise building to the World Heritage property;3. Requests the authorities of Iran to continue their efforts to ensure the conservation of the authentic setting and integrity ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Meidan Emam, Esfahan
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)